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The Anti-Abortion Push To Criminalize Pregnancy

May 21, 2012

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by Jessica PiekloMay 20, 2012 On Friday an Indiana state court granted Bei Bei Shuai’s bond request, just a week after the Indiana Supreme Court declined to review an earlier ruling holding that the state’s feticide laws may be used against pregnant women who harm themselves. Shuai’s case has mobilized women’s rights advocates nationwide, and […]

Tennessee: Miscarriage Will Be Murder — Legislature Passes Embryo Bill

April 28, 2012

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by David Badash on April 24, 2012 The Tennessee House last week voted 80-18 to make miscarriage — or the killing of any fertilized egg — murder. Last night, the Tennessee Senate passed by a 28-2 margin a companion version of the bill. The bill specifically includes all embryos “at any state of gestation in […]

Female feticide: is it happening in Ontario?

April 16, 2012

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Published On Mon, 16 Apr 2012Jennifer YangStaff Reporter “Our findings raise the possibility that couples originating from India may be more likely than Canadian-born couples to use prenatal sex determination,” the study reads.JACK LAKEY/TORONTO STAR A new study released Monday provides a first look at whether women from certain ethnic communities are practising sex-selective abortion […]

Poll Ranks India Among Most Dangerous Countries for Women, Cites Rising Rates of Female Feticide

July 11, 2011

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A 2011 poll has named India the fourth most dangerous country in the world for women, thanks in part to rising female feticide and infanticide rates. Despite religious and legal restrictions, even well-educated, wealthy women say they feel social and economic pressures to bear sons and abort daughters. by Seema Chowdhury 07/11/2011 by United Nations […]